Rakim Net Worth

Rakim Net Worth

How much is Rakim net worth?

Net Worth:$2 Million
Date of Birth: January 28, 1968
Residence:Long Island, New York, U.S


William Michael Griffin Jr. popularly known by his stage name Rakim is one of the famous American rappers. He is known for his exceptional MCs skill and considered the most influential personality of the world of hip-hop and rappers. He was ranked at number four on MTV’s list of The Greatest Mcs Of All Time.

His album Paid In Full in collaboration with Eric. B was titled as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time in 2006 by MTV. Besides these various websites ranked him top on their list as the greatest mc of all time. He started his career professionally being an emcee on the duo rap Eric .B & Rakim. This duo was nominated for the induction in The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame.  He was also ranked at number one by The Source in the list of top 50 lyricists of all time.

As of 2022, Rakim net worth is roughly $2 million.

Early life

William Michael Griffin was born on January 28, 1968, in Long Island, New York U.S. He is the nephew of Ruth Brown an American singer, R&B and actress. When he was sixteen years, old he involved himself in the New York City Hip Hop Scene. In 1986, he recorded his first song, Eric. B Is President.

He is best at writing rhymes. He started writing rhymes when he was just seven and wrote the first rhyme about Mickey Mouse a renowned cartoon character. Writing more rhymes on kids’ themes made him known as a kid’s wizard. His first live recording was made at Wyandanch high school in 1985. In 1986 he was introduced to Islam and adopted a new name, Rakim Allah.

Personal life

Rakim is considered one of the best rappers in American history for creating such masterpieces. He is mainly known as the founder of hip hop music. He is loved by his fans and has almost 700,000 followers on social websites.

He remained away from politics and legal disturbances in his life and living a peaceful prosperous life free of controversies.


The pairing of these two talented rappers Eric b and Rakim has created some of the best albums. Rakim met Eric in 1986 and released four studio albums till their separation in 1992. Their combo hit the music charts and made them the most influential MC/DJ combo in hip hop music. However, they both were separated but still were friends. They released Eric. B president as a single and then their duo once again joined Island Records.

In 1987 they released Paid In Full and then also released five back to back successful Singles I Ain’t No Joke, Move The Crowd, Paid In Full, Eric B Is President and I Know You Got Soul.

Besides those singles, their duo made a remarkable success by the first album as it has been gold-certified as well as sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S.

After that, they released Follow The Leader. It was released in the golden age of hip hop era which hit all the music charts and made another record in the hip hop world and it was titled as one of the most influential and groundbreaking albums of all time.

In 1990 Eric b and Rakim released their third album with more mature lyrics and more serious topics called Let The Rhythm Hit Em. This album is one of those that received Five-Mic ratings from The Source. And then their fourth album Don’t Sweat The Technique released in 1992 with a bang. But after this album due to Eric’s denial of joining MCs release contract, their duo dissolved again.

After breaking up with Eric, Rakim focused on his solo career. He kept a low profile due to some legal issues but later he joined Universal Studios in 1997 and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment label in 2000. Along with these labels Rakim released the 18th Letter, The Master And Addictive.

From 2011 till the present year, Rakim is working hard on creating meaningful content with exceptional music and raps. His most popular albums and singles include Guilty All The Same, The Hunting, and Kings Paradise.

In 2016, Rakim reunited with Eric b after 26 years of separation.

As of 2022, Rakim net worth is estimated to be around $2 million making him one of the famous rappers.


Rakim hadn’t received any awards or nominations but his work was appreciated by many other forums and magazines.

His rapping has set the benchmark for the new generations. William Jelani Cobb praised him by stating that his rapping has stepped outside in his book To The Break Of Dawn.

Dimitri Ehrlich from the New York Times described his album as a commercial and artistic benchmark and he is the one who gave birth to the musical genre.

He was ranked number one in the greatest hip hop albums of all time by MTV as according to them he is the one who raised hip hop standards poetically and sonically.

In 1995 his album was certified platinum by recording industry association of America and praised by Patch Fork, Rolling Stone Magazine, Blender Magazine, And Time Magazine.

His major work includes Eric B Is President, Paid In Full, Follow The Leader Let The Rhythm Hit Em and The 18th Letter.


Rakim is titled as one of the most talented rappers who have an amazing skill to add on similes and metaphors in his song lyrics where these things were lacking in songs of that era. He is idolized by many rappers worldwide who want to set a new example of creating different content in music.

As of 2022, Rakim net worth is approx $2 million.

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Written by Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot

Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot is a productivity enthusiast who in on mission to help entrepreneurs and solopreneurs in achieving their business goals through focus, grit, and motivation. When he is not advocating smarter work, he is traveling the world or journaling his achievements in the self-growth arena on his blog.

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